Reviewed by 3 customers
I bought this here in January and used it for shooting Still Pictures. In June I got a camcorder and began the tripod for video. That is when I noticed the (so called) "fluid head" was sticking and jerking when I panned slowly. It made the video jerk VERY badly. [...] Just don't plan to use it for video!
Got this as a "I think I might use a tripod but don't want to spend much money" purchase. The size and the weight are great but it isn't very stable and the height adjustment is very weak and will start to collapse with a little push. I just have to be careful when making those adjustments. It will work well for my needs, as I am not a pro and don't want to carry something heavy. I would probably try a different brand if buying another one and probably wouldn't recommend as I think there are better built products out there. I will continue to use it until my proficiency with photography increases and the need for a better quality tripod presents itself.
Fantastic tripod at a great price. It does feel a little plasticky, but that's kind of to be expected at this price point. Let me stress that this doesn't mean it's poorly constructed! So far I've used it for a variety of indoor and outdoor shots with no issues whatsoever.